2012 - Highlights New Year's Day Concert

2012 - Highlights

Highlights from the Golden Hall of the Musikverein in Vienna, where the Vienna Philharmonic gave the annual concert of waltzes, polkas and marches, conducted by Franz Welser-Möst.

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From the Golden Hall of the Musikverein, the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra performs the annual celebratory concert of waltzes, polkas and marches conducted by Franz Welser-Möst for the second time. Highlights include works by members of the Strauss family, and there is music from anniversary composers Verdi and Wagner as well as Lanner and Hellmesburger.

To accompany some of the pieces there are performances by the Vienna State Ballet and choreographed by Ashley Page, in and around the grounds of the picturesque Palace Hof.

Setting the scene in Vienna is presenter Petroc Trelawny.